I am trained in Contemplative Psychotherapy, which combines mindfulness practices with principles of both Western and Buddhist psychology. Therefore, my view of depression, anxiety and unhappiness is different from other therapists. I look for the health in the people I work with, rather than the disorder. From the contemplative point of view, our basic nature is intrinsically healthy, but our awareness of our own health is often obscured. We can become free of unnecessary suffering through experiencing and accepting ourselves in the moment, exactly as we are.
Learning to pay attention to our mental and emotional habits with friendly curiosity leads to insight and the ability to change our lives. I can help you develop the ability to respond authentically and appropriately in each moment. This can profoundly alter your experience of stress, anxiety, depression, unhappiness and challenging relationships. Relief and healing is possible when we rest on the ground of compassion and maitri, or loving-kindness.
I offer counseling and spiritual healing classes in Eugene, Oregon, and Bach flower remedy consultations and channeled guidance in person or by phone anywhere in the world.
Being kind to ourselves is a revolutionary act that can change the world.
Please call me in Eugene at 541-349-0595, or email me to discuss how my work might benefit you. For more information on my philosopy of my work, see my Approach to Counseling. You can also read more at my Blog.